Leading Consumer Financial Services Litigator Joins Manatt
Summary: Manatt, Phelps & Phillips has expanded their financial capabilities with a highly experienced consumer financial services attorney.
Law firm Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP announced the addition of a highly regarded consumer financial services lawyer to their firm. Richard E. Gottlieb will be joining the Los Angeles office as a partner in the Financial Services group. He is joining from BuckleySandler LLP where he was a partner as well.
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Gottlieb is known for his work counseling and defending clients such as banks, servicers, mortgage lenders, finance companies, retailers, student lenders, marketplace and peer-to-peer lenders, insurers, and more.
CEP and managing partner William T. Quicksilver said, “We are excited by the synergies Richard’s joining Manatt creates. In his vibrant practice he represents some of the biggest names in the financial services industry, many of which are existing Manatt clients. His addition further strengthens our Financial Services team of talented litigation, transactional and regulatory lawyers. Richard’s keen understanding of the disruption occurring in the evolving financial services industry, as well as its challenges and growth opportunities, greatly enhance Manatt’s strengths, not only in traditional litigation and government enforcement, but also in Fintech, technology and digital commerce.”
Co-chair of the Financial Services Litigation group Donna Wilson said, “Richard literally wrote the book on consumer financial services law, and his addition to our litigation and government enforcement team is a value add for our combined client roster.” Gottlieb writes the “Consumer Financial Services Answer Book” which is published each year by the Practising Law Institute. It is used by banks, mortgage lenders, auto finance companies, and credit card issuers.
Gottlieb received his B.A. from Vanderbilt University, a J.D. from State University of New York, and a LL.M. from Georgetown University. Chambers USA ranks Gottlieb as one of 15 “Leading Lawyers” in the Financial Services category.